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Oh, The Places He’s Gone

23 Sep

I’ve always had a fondness for Waldo.

You know, the bespeckled wanderer and star of the Where’s Waldo? series of books by Martin Handford.

Back in the day, I was a little obsessed. I collected the books. Most of my college admissions essays tackled the same theme: that I was very much like Waldo, an explorer who still hadn’t found what he was looking for. Freshman year (and maybe sophomore year too) of college I had a poster of Waldo in the Land of Waldos on my dorm-room wall.

And when my hair was longer and parted like so, people used to tell me I looked like Waldo. (No, I never did dress up like him for Halloween. I knew you were going to ask.) Continue reading